Archives For Christmas & Holiday

2017 Fun Things To Do After Opening Gifts on Christmas Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Wrapping paper is strewn everywhere, presents line the coffee table and the stockings are empty.  After all the planning and prep work, Christmas morning was a success. You’ve nestled into that perfect spot on the couch with your coffee, little faces meet your stare and although words are not spoken, you know what’s behind the look. It’s the dreaded question. “What now? Continue Reading…

2017 Des Moines Experiences That Make Great Holiday Gifts 4 Kids – dsm4kids.com

While kids love unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, sometimes that initial rush and feeling of elation is fleeting.  If you’re looking for something more long-lasting, consider giving an “experience” gift this year.  After all, the memories you make with an experience gift will last a lifetime.  Read on for ideas about Des Moines experiences that make great holiday gifts for kids. Continue Reading…

dsm4kids 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – dsm4kids.com

This holiday season, I’ve been keeping my eye out for fun unique local products, to help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends. There are so many small businesses (storefront and on-line) in Des Moines, that it makes it easy to shop local. From toys that spark creativity to special hand-made items, you’ll find just what you need in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.  Continue Reading…

Give Back to Your Community this Holiday Season in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the holiday hoopla of gifts, shopping and parties for your family. Yet the holiday season is often one of the hardest times for many families who struggle to put food on the table, let alone presents under the tree. Make giving back as a family a priority this year and teach your kids the value of giving rather than receiving. Decide your cause as a family and how you want to contribute. Continue Reading…

2017 Nativity Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to infuse some true Christmas spirit into the holiday whirlwind, there’s nothing like a Nativity event to do the trick. Outdoor scenes and indoor events take you through the Christmas story and that first night in Bethlehem. Here’s a round-up of churches hosting nativity events in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

A Historic Holiday: 10 Old-Time Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Step back in time with these history-infused holiday happenings in Des Moines.  Filled with the spirit of nostalgia, these holiday celebrations delight in the sights and sounds of Christmases past.  Visit and tour historic homes adorned in period decorations, take a sleigh ride or even meet old St. Nick himself.  Here’s 10 old-time Christmas events happening in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to Holiday Markets in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

I am really making a concerted effort to shop local this year.  And, there’s nothing more local than a holiday market and craft show. Most of these shopping events feature items by local artisans and crafters, so they are chock-full of handmade gifts, one-of-a-kind holiday decor and more. If you’re looking for a unique gift or two this Christmas, why not check out one of these holiday markets in Des Moines?  Continue Reading…

2017 Nutcracker Performances in Central Iowa – dsm4kids.com

It’s one of the world’s most beloved ballets, and quite often the first ballet experience for children. It’s the Nutcracker – and if you’re thinking about taking your kids to see it this holiday season, you’ve got a few options to choose from! Here’s our 2017 roundup of Nutcracker performances in Central Iowa. Continue Reading…

2017 Holiday Event Guide 4 Kids + Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The Christmas season is just around the corner and Des Moines is coming alive with the holiday spirit. Festive events in Des Moines are fantastic ways for families to make memories. Whether you’re seeking a community celebration or looking for a jolly holiday concert or stage performance, we’ve got you covered with our 2017 Holiday Event Guide. Check out all these incredible seasonal celebrations and have a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Also be sure to check out our Holiday Fun Guide, Where to Visit Santa in Des Moines, our Calendar, and more articles to come! Continue Reading…

2017 Where Kids Can Visit Santa in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

He’s holly and jolly and popping up all over the Des Moines metro. Santa Claus is the man of the hour and we’ve rounded up a list of places your kids can find him in Des Moines this holiday season!  Also see our Holiday Fun Guide, 2017 Holiday Event Guide or Events Calendar for even more festive events and activities happening around town. Continue Reading…

2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids & Families - dsm4kids.com

The holiday season ushers in a lot of big budget films for our movie going pleasure. But at this hectic time of year, who has time to search out the kid-pleasing and family friendly titles? We do! Below you’ll find 14 family-friendly films to put on your movie wish list this holiday season. Here’s your 2017 Holiday Movie Guide 4 Kids and Families.

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